Directions to St. James

Driving Directions

To reach the Cathedral take the James Street Exit from I-5 and head East (up the hill) on James Street and then take a left on 9th Avenue. The Cathedral is located two blocks north on the right hand side.

Note Wheelchair access is available at the Northeast (Marion Street) and Southern (Columbia Street) entrances of the Cathedral.

If driving please arrive early to allow yourself extra time as there is an event at the Cathedral immediately before the Baccalaureate Mass.


Parking options may be limited.

Free Parking

Free Parking may be available in the unmarked spaces in the O'Dea High School parking lot across the street from the cathedral.

Parking for a Fee

Parking for a fee may be available in the nearby Cabrini Tower Garage.

Campus parking

will be hosted (no charge) for students, staff, faculty and guests attending commencement events. For map of Seattle University parking, please visit

Walking from campus

Start at the corner of Broadway and Madison, the Northwest corner of campus. Take Madison south-west (up the hill) to 9th Avenue. Turn left on 9th Avenue, the cathedral will be on your left.

Metro Bus Routes

Several routes serve First Hill, please visit King County Metro Online.